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10 05 2022 | 07:56

UNCDF in Action: Look Back at Last Week's #FFD2022

For the UN Capital Development Fund, this year's ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FFD) was a platform for UNCDF to display its wide expertise in a variety of areas in innovative finance:…

01 05 2022 | 14:52

UNCDF in Action at #FFD2022: Outcomes of the High-Level Dialogue-Leveraging the Potential of Green Bonds to Scale-Up Climate Action

We are extremely pleased to share outcomes from our High-Level Dialogue inon Leveraging the Potential of Green Bonds to Scale-Up Climate Action, where global leaders highlighted a number of concrete…

01 05 2022 | 14:33

Singtel sells stake in Airtel Africa

The move comes even as the African telecom sector continues to register strong growth each year In a significant move that reduces Singapore’s footprint in Africa’s telecommunications market,…

28 11 2021 | 07:22

Carbon Markets May Soon Free Billions for Investment. But Where?

New maps and analyses of carbon-rich regions could direct post-Glasgow funds where they’ll do the most good.

04 11 2021 | 14:53

Global Wind and Solar industries unite to highlight need for accelerated growth rates to meet NET ZERO targets

In this Decade of Action, the Wind and Solar industries call on Governments to work with them to accelerate the deployment of renewables across the globe.

31 10 2021 | 20:37

Climate change: Pledge of $100bn annual aid slips to 2023

A key pledge ahead of an upcoming climate change conference has still not been met and the money is not sure to be available before 2023. The UK government has set out a new financing plan ahead of…

22 10 2021 | 16:39

Solar investments produce 2.7 times more jobs than fossil fuel work

As Congress debates whether to pare down the Biden administration’s signature climate proposals or allow the fossil fuel industry to benefit more from new government programs, new research suggests…

18 10 2021 | 09:48

Are Countries Providing Enough to the $100 Billion Climate Finance Goal?

In 2009, developed countries committed to jointly mobilize $100 billion annually in climate finance by 2020 to support developing countries in reducing emissions and adapting to climate change. This…

16 10 2021 | 12:17

Impact Investing: What Is It, and How Can Investors Get It Right?

Impact investing has garnered much attention for its potential to channel capital into material social and environmental objectives. However, it is important for investors to dig deeper into what…

11 10 2021 | 12:04

Only 1 in 20 of Europe’s largest 1,000 companies on track to net zero

Only 1 in 20 of Europe’s largest 1,000 listed companies will achieve their net-zero pledges unless they speed up emissions cuts in the next decade. Almost one-third of those companies have committed…

28 09 2021 | 12:59

New commitments at UN energy summit a major stride towards affordable and clean energy, but much work ahead to halve energy access gap by 2025

Commitments of more than US$400 billion in new finance and investment announced; far more needed to address energy poverty and decarbonization of energy systems››

09 09 2021 | 14:44

Large-scale solar and windfarm investment in Australia records major drop this year

Clean Energy Council report shows the average quarterly investment in new renewable energy capacity is 70 % below 2018 levels. Investment in new large-scale solar and windfarms and the number of…

09 09 2021 | 12:59

#Elxn44 Opinion: Online Climate Simulator Can Point Campaign Discussions to Solutions that Work

If massive public investment in renewable energy were only enough on its own to draw average global warming down to 3.5°C, but fossil fuel and methane reductions brought the world within reach of 1.5…

26 07 2021 | 14:23

Mercedes-Benz latest carmaker to announce transition to all-electric

Mercedes-Benz on Thursday became the latest car manufacturer to unveil plans for a greater investment in electric vehicles, saying that it hopes to transition to solely manufacturing electric…

23 07 2021 | 11:41

BlackRock proxy climate votes against companies rose 502% in 2021

BlackRock Inc. rejected almost five times more board directors at companies, including Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corp., during the recent proxy season because they failed to act on…

23 07 2021 | 11:37

Shareholder activists claim New Hope misled investors on coal future

Shareholder activist group Market Forces has asked the corporate watchdog to investigate whether coal company New Hope misled investors by claiming that coal would “remain a significant part of the…

23 07 2021 | 09:15

Global investors are moving away from the massive climate-related risks associated with fossil fuels

Top debt and equity investors committed over $300 billion in 2020 into building renewable energy capacity Despite the economic disruption from COVID-19, top global debt and equity investors are…

15 07 2021 | 08:06

Investors with USD 6 trillion call for a global price on carbon

Ahead of COP26 in November, investors managing more than USD 6 trillion in assets have called for a coordinated global price on carbon to reach the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global average…

05 07 2021 | 10:40

Dear Bank CEO, You Are Cordially Invited to Defund This Pipeline

Anti-oil activists are turning their focus on fossil fuel funding, aiming to stop the flow of money for good. Even by the standards of the chief executive of America’s biggest bank, March 31 looked…

22 06 2021 | 10:02

Group of EU states push back on using green finance rules in public spending

* Czech Republic, Bulgaria among states warning on use of rulebook * Taxonomy aims to boost green private investments * Commission wants rules to guide COVID-19 recovery cash The European Union's…